Code of Conduct

All attendees

Our events are for people from many different backgrounds. We expect presenters, exhibitors, and attendees to help make these events enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, religious or ethnic identity, or ability.

Please show respect for all attendees. In particular:

  • Offensive behaviour such as verbal abuse, intimidation, or harrassment will not be tolerated.
  • Remember that all our attendees are here for similar reasons, and do not make assumptions about anyone's interests, skill level, or profession based on their appearance or background.
  • Remember that "no means no". If someone asks you to stop speaking about a particular subject, or to leave them alone, please do so.
  • Support your friends and colleagues. If you see someone behaving badly, please let them know that you're not OK with it.


Please ensure that your presentation does not stigmatise, alienate, or marginalise any individual or group. In particular:

  • Keep your slide deck G-rated.
  • Anything beyond the occasional mild swear word is not appropriate.
  • While criticism of software, programming practices, etc, is OK, please try to offer constructive improvements or alternatives as part of your talk.
  • Personal criticism and ad hominem attacks are never OK.

To discuss any incidents or behaviour in violation of this code of conduct, please contact any of the GeekGirl team, either in person at the event (we will identify ourselves at the welcome) or send a message using our contact form. We will take any complaints seriously, and respond appropriately. Attendees, speakers, or exhibitors who violate this Code of Conduct may be asked to remedy their behaviour, apologise, leave the event, or may be banned from future events.


This CoC was based on the template provided by Geek Feminism